Sunny, 28º, breezy E.
An interesting day in the garden today tidying up flower beds etc.
2 Kingfisher along the brook next to the garden, by the time I got the camera the birds had been flushed by a dog walker.
A ♀ Redstart put in an appearance in the meadow along a hedgerow, initially heard calling, managed to get the bins on it and again it was flushed by dog walkers, last seen moving into a large garden nearby! Why so many Redstarts turning up locally these days?
3 Sparrowhawk seen in the meadow, a ♀ and 2 young present early evening.
During the day several Buzzard and Red Kite high overhead also up to 20 Swift, 20 Swallow and a dozen House Martin.
A Moorhen in the garden, a Pied Wagtail flew over and a Chiffchaff briefly.
A Common Darter dragonfly put in an appearance along with several butterflies: 2 Red Admiral, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Small White, Large White, 1 Holly Blue, Meadow Brown and 1 Ringlet.
High flying Buzzard